Lead Unreal 4 programmer - Virtual Reality

  • Irvine, CA
  • Contract

Company Description

We create next-generation Virtual Reality Content that represents a new form of entertainment. We bridge the gap between video games and movies, providing a level of immersion, emotional engagement and realism never before seen.

Job Description

  • Be the in-house expert on the Unreal Engine 4 including blueprints.
  • Implement practical and timely solutions that meet the game design and technical requirements.
  • Implement code /blueprints that is modular self-contained and defensive and observes the technical constraints on the system.
  • Work closely together with the CCO.
  • Ensure coding standards are followed and help to enforce good programming practices within the engineering team.
  • Maintain technical documentation for the engineering team as well as other disciplines.
  • Optimise code and data for memory usage and performance as required.
  • Keep abreast of new advances in virtual reality hardware, rendering technology and algorithms.
  • Sharing knowledge and techniques across the studio
  • Mentoring programmers 

Qualifications

  •  5+ years of experience in game development
  • Expert knowledge of working with UDK, Unreal Engine 3, Unreal Engine 4.
  • Excellent Unreal Engine blueprint skills.
  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills with good knowledge of object oriented development.
  • Expert knowledge of mathematics ability and a familiarity with common 3d graphics principles and rendering algorithms.
  • Expert knowledge Good working knowledge of current GPU architecture and rendering APIs experience with DirectX 11 /12 
  • Experience with commonly used development tools such as Visual Studio and Perforce.
  • Solid commercial software development experience with significant involvement in 1 published AAA game in a 3d environment
  • Knowledge of common algorithms data structures and patterns and the ability to apply them to problems while keeping constraints and performance in mind.
  • Able to analyse unfamiliar code of a reasonable complexity to understand and extend the functionality of an existing module.
  • Proven ability to debug defects of a reasonable complexity.
  • Good eye for details
  • English language
  • A strong team player and leader by example

Additional Information

Pluses

  • Shipped AAA PC or console titles as a Senior 3D Programmer
  • Work experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Understanding the difference between developing for VR compared to traditional game development.
  • A passion for developing and playing virtual reality experiences